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Sports Performance

Pain In The Butt: Your Bike Saddle May Be To Blame

Written By: Carly Chiarella PT, DPT, SFMA-I, PPSC, Certified Intermediate Bike Fitter, SportsCare Stockholm Clinical Director Have you ever been on your bike, wind in your face, enjoying the scenery when all of the sudden you get rudely interrupted by a literal pain in your butt? Or maybe your elbow? How about your back? If

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Training Tips

10 Tips for Summer Running Regulars and Rookies

Written By: Sally Ryan, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Clinical Director, SportsCare Hoboken Summer is the time for runners to shine. Taking in vitamin D while developing a glistening sweat and basking in natural endorphins. There’s nothing better. If you’re not convinced, follow these 10 running tips in order to help enjoy your summer runs and

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Physical Therapy

What is Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFRT)?

Written By: Tyler Laib PT, DPT, Clinical Director, SportsCare Randolph Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFRT) is an exciting technique that can augment your physical therapy experience at SportsCare.  This intervention uses specifically designed and precisely calibrated inflatable bands to provide occlusion pressure to a limb. The straps slow blood flow from reaching the muscle groups you and

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Featured Article

Preventing Injuries in the Workplace & Elsewhere |

Overexertion when lifting, along with falls, slips and trips, account for more than half of all workplace injuries, resulting in more than $30 billion in workers’ compensation costs in the United States. Many workplace injuries are the result of over use, long-term poor posture and neglect. For workers who have suffered upper extremity injuries, including

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Physical Therapy

What Is Osteoarthritis & How Is It Treated?

Written By: Ken Bordfeld,  PT , Clinical Director, SportsCare Eatontown What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis. It is characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage. Joint cartilage is the stiff resilient tissue on both sides of your joints that protects underlying bone. It is primarily composed

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy for Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Written By: Giulia Vitolo, Pediatric Occupational Therapist Sensory Processing Disorder is described as inefficiencies with processing and modulation of sensory input. Therefore, the nervous system requires an increased amount of input and sensory experiences throughout the day to help maintain a calm and organized state. Occupational therapy provides skilled intervention to decrease a child’s need

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News & Media

All About Pregnancy & Postpartum Hand, Wrist, & Arm Pain

Motherhood is a handful, so make sure your hands are up to the task! In an article for The Layers Project Magazine, Allison Cohen (MSOTR/L, CHT), Paramus Occupational Therapy (OT) Clinical Director, discusses risk factors and considerations for pregnant and postpartum women with hand, wrist, and arm pain. [READ FULL ARTICLE HERE]

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Physical Therapy

What is Shoulder Instability & How is it Treated?

Written By: Ken Bordfeld, PT , Clinical Director, SportsCare Eatontown Instability is a common cause of shoulder pain and disability, especially among young, athletic individuals. The stability of any joint is dependent on many factors, such as the shape and congruence of the joint surfaces, the soft tissue “capsule” that surrounds the joint, and the surrounding musculature. Most instability problems occur when the joint capsule

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Sports Medicine

Benefits of Warming Up & Top Stretching Tips

Written By: Jen Palaia, Regional Director Being short on time is always an issue for so many of us… If we only have 30 minutes to workout, most people will jump right into their workout routines without a proper warmup. What most people don’t realize is not warming up properly can put yourself at risk

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Featured Article

SportsCare Arena presented by Summit Health Holds Grand Re-Opening Event

Randolph, NJ – Today, SportsCare Arena presented by Summit Health held a Grand Re-Opening event, celebrating the new naming sponsorship with Summit Health for the arena, and the new SportsCare Physical Therapy location opening in the main lobby of the arena. Another announcement shared at the event was the new presenting sponsorship by Summit Health,

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Physical Therapy

5 Common Tennis Injuries: Treatment Options & Prevention Tips

Written By: Matthew Burns PT, DPT – SportsCare Chatham Clinical Director At SportsCare, we treat people of all ages and activity levels, including a lot of weekend warriors and active exercisers. One of our favorite populations to treat is that of the tennis, pickle and paddle ball variety. We’re here to talk a little about

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